(Health Secrets) Mainstream medicine and the mainstream media have been raving over a new breast cancer treatment combo that has been found to buy an average of almost 16 additional months of life for aggressive breast cancer patients. Although mainstream doctors and researchers are applauding the new treatment, others note that increasing life by less than a year with drugs is less than exciting news, especially when a full recovery can usually be had with natural treatments.
Details of the New Treatment
The new combination is intended to help patients with advanced HER-2 positive breast cancer, a type of cancer which accounts for about 20 percent of breast cancer cases. Most often, this form of cancer is given a death sentence by mainstream medicine, even though researchers have shown that HER-2 can be effectively treated with olive oil.
The new chemical cocktail, which is being ‘fast-tracked’ for early FDA approval, includes two monoclonal antibodies – Hercepetin and Perjeta – which target tumor cells, in addition to the standard chemo drug docetaxel.
In a study of about 800 patients recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the triple drug combo slowed tumor growth and kept patients alive an average of just 16 months longer than treatment with Herceptin and docetaxel alone.
Dr. Jennifer Keating Litton of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center gushed “I can’t think of something that improves survival by this much. Often, we debate over changing practice for something that extends survival by a few months, so 15.7 months, that is so impressive.”
Litton also told NBC News that “I can’t think of something that improves survival by this much. Quite frankly, this is even becoming standard of care in the early cancers.”
Quite frankly, from this author’s viewpoint, getting excited about buying less than 16 months of life while undergoing harsh chemotherapy seems more like an admission of just how powerless mainstream medicine is when it comes to treating aggressive cancers. As sadly true for many forms of cancer, permanently healing the patient is not even considered as a possibility. And it should be noted that those extra months of decreasing quality of life usually come at a hefty price. For example, the new treatment combo costs $10,000 per month. No wonder the medical establishment wants to negate natural treatments!
Nature versus mainstream medicine in treating cancer
Despite almost half a century of losing the ‘war on cancer’, mainstream medicine continues to cling to the tried and failed (but moneymaking) cancer treatment paradigm of trying to cut out, poison, or burn the mere symptoms of cancer instead of treating and eliminating the root causes which enabled cancer to gain a foothold in the first place.
Cancer surgery is often unable to remove all of the cancer and the surgery itself often results in the spread of cancer. Chemo does not – and cannot – heal cancer. Instead, chemo most often buys only scant months, and weakens the critical natural immune system that is essential for beating cancer and keeping it away. In the process, it paves the way for the return of that cancer or other cancers.
Radiation is even worse. Besides failing to eliminate the cancer entirely, radiation creates dangerous cancer stem cells that are 30 times more potent than regular cancer cells.
By comparison, there are a number of natural and alternative cancer treatment protocols which completely eliminate cancer and keep it from returning. Besides being more effective, the best natural and alternative treatments most often improve the quality of life and are far, far less expensive. Many of the best of these protocols and other natural news about cancer can be found at this page:
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